My beautiful country, Greece, is going through a lot these days. Heavy debt, heavy taxes on the people of whom many are emigrating abroad to find a better future. During the last thirty years, a socialist party was in power, stealing all its wealth without investing on infrastructure works. Who was supporting this party? Well, let me put it this way: who is supporting Mafia and why? Can you please answer this question for me?
I’m writing this piece in English so that more friends abroad can read it and understand it. And I know that there are many who love not only our wonderful islands, our clear seas, our high mountains, our rivers, our lakes, our monasteries and byzantine churches, our ancient temples, our tasty foods but also our language that gave the world the concepts of democracy, philosophy, drama, comedy and so many others.
My interesting city, Athens, is not so beautiful of late but still contains, apart from the Acropolis, a host of ancient temples and amphitheatres, lively neighborhoods, superb museums and many people who are poets, artists or archaeologists.
I would be naïve to say that of late there’s been an international conspiracy against my interesting native city of Athens, against my beautiful homeland of Greece. Yet again, armies of mercenaries wearing hoods over their heads and carrying guns or Molotov bombs, are raiding Athens and other cities on every possible occasion, destroying its beautiful neoclassical buildings and trying to make a dangerous place of it. Here, I’d like to state that Greece doesn’t belong to North Africa or the Middle East. It’s part of Europe and has actually contributed to European culture more that any other country.
If you know of any person, country or corporation who would be happy to see Greece go down because they have staked on its bankruptcy or because they have interests in its political and social deterioration, please give them a message from me and my fellow countrymen: Greece never dies.
This is from a patriotic song we have in Greece: Greece never dies, She’s not afraid of anything. She may lay low for a while but marches again towards Glory.
We have survived 400 years of Turkish Occupation and here we are, still alive, still able to read Homer, Sophocles and Herodotus in the original. This is our mother tongue. There are those who tried to insert English words in it, even tried to replace our beautiful alphabet with the hideous “greeklish ( greek words written with latin characters).
Greece never dies. This is the only truth. And Greece has many friends abroad, she always did. So, next time you’ll feel like learning a foreign language, please opt for Greek. It will come handy to you if you are interested in Medicine, History, Economy, Mathematics or any other subject.